Coronavirus in the world as of Monday January 18, 2021: latest case and death tolls in 24h per country

Published by Julie M. · Published on 19 January 2021 at 09h02 · Updated on 19 January 2021 at 09h25
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis almost a year now. Over 95 million coronavirus cases have been reported and over 2 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. Discover the toll in countries and the evolution around the world as of Monday January 18, 2021. Lebanon is back into total lockdown. China reports its first death in 8 months. In GReece, schools reopen, but lockdown is extended. South Africa closes its land borders. Germany might remain in lockdown until early April 2021. Portugal is back into lockdown for at least a month. Brazil launches its vaccine campaign.

As of Monday January 18, 2021Covid-19 infected 95,672,932 people (+535,501). So far, 2,052,346 (+9,118) people have died worldwide. We now use data from The Coronavirus App, recommended by the French Health Minister and that shares the official data from the different Health ministers. According to WHO, there will be no herd immunity in 2021 even though vaccines are available.

The African Union gets 270 million vaccines for the continent and at least 50 million doses are to be delivered between April and June, by the Pfizer-BioNTechAstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson laboratories. 1% of Europeans have been given the first dose of the vaccine.


  • In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 2,910,989 cases have been reported including 16,642 the past 24h. As of Sunday January 17, 141 deaths in 24 hours have been reported. The death toll in nursing homes reaches 21,359 deaths48,310924 people have died in hospitals (+141 in 24h) leading to a global total of 70,359 deaths. In France, 422,127 people have been vaccinated

  • Lebanon instates total lockdown starting Thursday January 14, 2021. Any outing is banned, Lebanese are only allowed to go grocery shopping. The country totals 252,812 cases since the pandemic broke out, including 3,654 in 24h and 1,866 (+41) deaths because of coronavirus.

  • Brazil reports an-always high new infection toll with 32,157 cases in 24 hours. It reports this Monday January 18, 2021, 534 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 8,490,391 cases in totaland 209,958 deaths according to data given by the government. On January 8 and 9, 2021 Brazil exceeds 200,000 deaths since the pandemic broke out. Brazil cancels the traditional Carnival originally planned from February 13 to 16, 2021. Brazil launches its vaccine campaign.

  • Israel is back into lockdown from December 27, 2020 for at least two weeks following the report of 4 cases of coronavirus variant. The country record 551,689 cases since the epidemic broke out, including 3,357 over the past 24h and 4,005 deaths (+46). The country that already vaccinated over 2 million people anming 25% of the population hopes to become the "first country to exit the crisis". So far, 2,350,000 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine.

  • In Germany, the new case toll skyrockets: 10,085 new infections in 24 hours. As of Monday January 18, the country reports 2,052,005 cases, along with 47,497 (+105). Initially said to be closed from November 2 to 30, bars, restaurants, cultural and sport venues will remain shut until January 31, 2021, and might last until April 2021. The country makes measures harder by closing schools and non-necessary stores. Angela Merkel endorses reinforced restrictions in the country as over 2 million cases have been reported. So far, 1,048,160 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine.

  • In India, the new case curve keeps on regularly decreasing. This Monday January 18, India records 10,572,672 cases (+13,962 in 24 hours), and 152,456 deaths including 139 in 24 hours. India is about to produce 100 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and emergency allows the new AstraZeneca vaccine. India launches a mass vaccine campaign and vaccinates 224,301 people in 24 hours.

Data as of January 18, 2021:

  • The number of new cases increases in China as the country reports 72 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. As of Monday January 18, 2021, China reports 88,336 cases and 4,635 deaths (+0). The country reports this Thursday January 14, 2021 its first death since May 17, 2020. 10,000,000 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine in the country.

  • In Mexico, the epidemic keeps on spreading with 595 deaths reported in 24h, but it is said to be underestimated. The country currently counts over 1,806,258 infections (+12,598 in 24h) and 151,900 deaths in total. Mexico has exceeded Spain, France, Italy and the UK in terms of fatality. This is the fourth worst-hit country in terms of fatality behind Brazil and the United-States. 463,246 people have been given the first dose of vaccine. 

  • In the United-States, the new case toll still skyrockets with 162,002 infections reported in 24 hours. As of Monday January 18, 2021, the country reports 24,481,998 cases. The country reports 1,824 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 407,202 deaths. After approving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the US approves Moderna's. The US requires negative test from all travelers entering the country by plane. 12,222,415 people have been given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

  • Zimbabwe is back into lockdown for the next 30 days starting Sunday January 3, 2021. The country records 27,203 coronavirus cases including 322 over the past 24h and totals 713 deaths since the pandemic broke out, including 30 since yesterday. Thousands of Zimbabweans are rushing to South Africa to avoid lockdown.

  • The epidemic is active in Africa and keeps on spreading. In South Africa as of Monday January 18, the country reports 1,337,926 (+12,267) and 37,105 deaths (+254). In South Africa a new more "worrying" and "transmissible" variant of the virus has been reported. The country - that recently reported over one million cases since the pandemic broke out - once again bans the sale of alcohol and makes facemask-wearing compulsory as they fear the second wave. South Africa expects first vaccines to be delivered by February and wishes to vaccinate 67% of the population in 2021. South Africa is closing its lad borders for a month to limit the spread of the variant.

  • Canada reports 6,436 new cases in 708,606 naming a new record since the pandemic broke out, and 18,014 deaths including 149 in 24h. Faced with a surge in cases, Quebec enters total lockdown for four weeks including curfew starting January 9, 2021. 543,291 people have been inoculated the first dose of vaccine.

  • South Korea, as of Monday January 18, reports 389 new infections72,729 cases in total, and 1,264 deaths (+15 in 24h) have been reported. Faced with the 3rd wave - even more destructive than the previous two - the country reinforces social-distancing restrictions. In the capital, Seoul, the ban of gatherings of over 4 people is extended. The domestic vaccine campaign is set to begin from February.

  • Slightly impacted by coronavirus, Thailand officially reports 12,423 cases since the pandemic broke out, including 369 over the past 24h. Faced with increasing case toll since December 20, 2020, Bangkok has announced the first partial lockdown. Bars, nightclubs and restaurants close from January 2 and the sale of alcohol will be banned in Bangkok. The country totals 70 deaths.

  • Belgium reports - as of Monday January 18, 2021 - 1,630 new cases have been reported in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 678,839 cases, as hospitalizations are peaking like for the first wave. There have been 39 deaths in 24 hours, taking it to a total of 20,435 deaths. In Belgium, non necessary stores are allowed to reopen, but "contact" jobs such as hair dressers and beauty salons are to remain shut at least until February 1. From December 25, 2020, you will have to show a negative test to be able to go to Belgium. Belgium makes self-isolation mandatory after staying in France for over 48 hours. 49,847 people have been injected the first dose of vaccine.

  • Poland currently reports 1,435,582 (+5,970) contamination cases and 33,355 Covid-19 deaths (+142). Poland has announced a new series of restrictions against the novel coronavirus. From December 28, 2020 the country is back into partial lockdown including the closure of movie theaters and most stores in shopping malls, as well as remote teaching. 457,303 people have been given the first dose of vaccine.

Data as of January 17, 2021:

  • Portugal goes back into lockdown from Friday January 15, 2021 for the second time and for at least a month. All non-food stores must close. This Sunday January 17, 2021, the country reports a new death peak including 152 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 8,861 deaths since the pandemic broke out; and 10,385 new cases in 24h, totaling 549,801 confirmed cases. So far, 106,000 people have been vaccinated.

  • Denmark reports 889 new cases in 24h leading to a total of 189,088 cases. The country has totalled 1,775 deaths including 28 over the past 24h. Denmark is to make new restrictions including "partial targeted lockdown exit" in the 3 main cities of the country. The country will close stores past Christmas. Denmark chooses to allow intervals between the two doses of the vaccine in order to vaccinate as many people as possible.

  • In the Netherlands, the epidemic escalates with 5,598 new cases in 24h leading to a total of 912,554 cases. The country reports 13,006 deaths including 41 these past 24h. A few days prior to Christmas, the country has announced a 5-week lockdown, including during the Holidays. 

  • Austria reports 1,267 new cases leading to a total of 393,778 cases and 29 deaths in 24h for a total of 7,082 deaths as of Sunday January 17, 2021. Austria exceeds the 4,000-death-mark. Austria has entered its third lockdown on December 26, 2020, since the pandemic broke out. It is said to last at least until January 18.

  • Italy reports this Sunday January 17, 2021, 13,676 new infections have been reported in 24 hours, and 377 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 82,177 since the beginning of the epidemic. And 2,381,277 cases have been confirmed so far. Italy is back into lockdown from December 21, 2020 to January 6, 2021 for the Holidays. Trips between regions remain banned at least until January 15, 2021.

  • Luxembourg has announced partial lockdown starting Thursday including closure of bars and restaurants. This Sunday January 17, 2021, the country reports 87 new cases in 24h, totalling 48,852 cases and 552 deaths (+3in 24h) since the pandemic broke out.

  • Greece records 237 new cases in 24h leading to 148,607 cases since the pandemic broke out. The country totals 5,469 deaths including 28 over the past 24h hours. The country exceeds, this Monday January 4, 2021, 5,000 deaths. Schools and day cares reopen, but lockdown is extended until at least January 18th.

  • In Japan, Covid keeps on spreading with 6,386 new cases in 24h, naming the highest toll in 24h in the country since the pandemic broke out. 322,296 cases have been reported, and 4,446 (+66 in 24h) deaths reported as of January 17. Japan is faced with the 3rd wave, closes borders to non-citizens from December 28 to late January 2021. This Thursday January 7, 2021 the Japanese Prime Minister declares state of emergency in Tokyo and its suburbs.

  • Morocco reports this Sunday January 17, 806 new contaminations in 24h, a total of 459,671 cases. The country also reports 7,942 deaths, +31 in 24h. Morocco's massive vacination campaign is being detailed. Morocco implements nationwide nighttime curfew for three weeks and closes restaurants in some cities.

  • The United Kingdom reports 38,598 new cases in 24h with a total of 3,395,959 cases since the epidemic broke out. This Sunday January 17, 2021671 deaths were reported in 24h, leading to a total of 89,261 deaths have been reported. Mutation of the virus in Southern England has the British authorities worried. 
  • Russia, as of Sunday January 17, 2021, reports 23,586 new cases leading to a total of 3,568,209 cases and 65,566 deaths (+481). Russia has launched the mass-vaccination campaign. 

Data as of January 15, 2021:

  • Sweden, as of Thursday January 14, 2021, 518,783 (+6,580), and 10,185 (+351 in 24h) deaths have been reported. Bars and restaurants must close at 10:30 p.m. from November 10 to February 28, at least. This Friday January 8, Sweden passed a law leading to new temporary powers for the government to fight against the coronavirus epidemic, including the possibility to close restaurants and stores for the first time. The country totals over 10,000 deaths.

  • Spain reports a total of 2,252,164 cases and 40,197 new cases in 24h. As of Thursday January 14, the country reports 235 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 53,314 deaths. The country reports over 50,000 deaths. Spain will keep a book of people refusing to get vaccinated that will be shared with other European countries. Spain is faced with a new surge of the epidemic: last week, infections increased by 32% throughout the country. 

  • In Switzerland, as the number of cases skyrockets and reaches 2,396 new cases in 24h for a total of 495,228 cases.The country reports 8,641 deaths including 55 in 24h. Switzerland is closing stores, restaurants and other places of life from 6 p.m. and on Sunday from December 12 to January 22, 2020. Despite the very aggressive second wave, authorities refuse to implement lockdown. The President of the Confederation admis mistakes in Covid-19 managing. 

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